Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Students for Sensible Drug Policy Presents: Know Your Rights!

Date: Monday, November 5, 2012
Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Location: Hoff Theater in Stamp Student Union

There will be a Free screening of "10 Rules for Dealing with Police" co-sponsored by Students for Sensible Drug Policy, Students for Liberty at UMD, and Community Roots. The film, created by an organization called Flex Your Rights, is designed to inform individuals on how to best handle a police interaction. Following the film Steve Silverman, Executive Director of Flex Your Rights, will provide commentary and answer audience questions.

Federal Resume and Job Search Workshop TODAY

The University Career Center is holding a Federal Resume and Job Search Workshop TODAY just for BSOS Students.  Below are the event details. 

Federal Resume and Job Search Workshop (BSOS Students)
DATE:  Wednesday, October 31, 2012
TIME:  4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
LOCATION: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing)

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Volunteer Opportunity - Court Watch Mongtomery

Interested in getting some experience with the law and the court process?  Want to work for a non-profit that is devoted to improving the court process?  Then CourtWatch Montgomery is the perfect opportunity for you! 

"Court Watch Montgomery is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization. We fight domestic violence by working to improve the process that abuse victims move through in our county courts. We monitor restraining hearings and document where things are working well, and where there are problems. We recommend innovative approaches gleaned from other judicial systems and from recent research."

Internship - National Center For Missing and Exploited Children (Careers 4 Terps)

Internship, ID 68911
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, Alexandria, Virginia   
POSITION TYPE: Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time), Summer Internship, Winter/January Term Internship

Spring 2013's November 1st deadline is fast approaching. Available positions include: Missing Children's Division Case Assistant, Project ALERT, Team Adam, and Forensic Services (graduate level preferred); Exploited Children Division (graduate level preferred) Child Victim Identification Program (CVIP) and Cyber Tipline; Case Analysis (graduate level preferred); External Affairs, Outreach and Program, and Development Assistant; Family Advocacy Division Assistant; and Public Relations & Communications. Please view individual internship position descriptions at

Monday, October 22, 2012

Winter/Spring Registration Reminders

Winter Registration
Winter registration begins Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 7:30 AM for ALL students.  Winter is a great opportunity for students to get ahead in their requirements and/or take smaller, more discussion-based courses.  Registration for the winter session is completed through Testudo.   Winter term begins Wednesday, January 2, 2013 and ends Wednesday, January 23, 2013.  All students are limited to enrolling in one course during winter term.  For more information on the winter term including billing, registration, requirements and deadlines, please visit the winter term website at:  A full list of winter term courses are available on Testudo. 

Spring 2013 418/498 Course Descriptions

Below are course descriptions for CCJS special topics courses.

CCJS418A Seminar in Criminology and Criminal Justice: Deterrence
Prerequisites: CCJS 105, CCJS 200, and CCJS 300       Tu........ 4:00pm- 6:30pm
What can we do prevent people from committing crime? Hire more police? Put more people in prison? Spend more money and expand punishments? The popular concept of ‘getting tough’ on crime by increasing the severity of punishments is often championed by policy makers, elected officials and the public at large as a way to reduce crime.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Student Legal Aid Internship - Spring 2013

Considering a law-related career?  Interested in gaining hands-on legal experience while earning credit?  Apply for a Spring 2013 Internship with the Undergraduate Student Legal Aid Office!
Interns must be undergraduate students, who have completed 56 cumulative credit hours by the beginning of the spring 2013 semester.

Applications are now available on the student legal aid website:  The application deadline is Monday, October 22, 2012.

For more information, stop by our office in Suite 3125 of the South campus Dining Hall or call 301-314-7756.
A service of your Student Government Association

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

DC Youth Risk Behavior Survey - Temp Employment

District of Columbia Youth Risk Behavior Survey (DC YRBS) needs people who are willing and able to travel to all parts of the city, and not just where they live, who have an interest in the health and well-being of adolescents to help administer questionnaires in 112 middle and high schools.  Assuming successful completion of training and performance in the field, you can expect to work 2 to 4 days per week for up to 5 weeks (i.e. end of October through the end of November) with the possibility of additional work into early December.  If you can commit to this schedule without distraction, we encourage you to apply. 

UMD Students for Sensible Drug Policy: Cops Say Legalize Drugs: Ask One Why!

Cops Say Legalize Drugs: Ask One Why!

Retired Major Neill Franklin will give a presentation about why, as a former officer, he believes the prohibition of drugs has failed and explain why he advocates for a system of legalization and control.  To support his position he draws evidence from current studies, recent events, and his personal experience of being a Narcotics Agent for the Maryland State Police.  Major Franklin is a 34-year police veteran from Baltimore, Maryland, and is now the Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP).
Date: Monday, October 22, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Benjamin Banneker B room in Stamp Student Union
For more information contact

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

CJSA Meeting: Kohl’s Assets Protection Division

CJSA will host a networking session with Kohl’s Assets Protection division on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 6:30PM in Taliaferro Hall room 1101.  Kohl’s is currently recruiting for their Loss Prevention Internship Program.  The Kohl’s Loss Prevention Internship Program is designed to give students the knowledge and experience needed to explore what an exciting career in retail Loss Prevention management is all about. The training program is designed to give you the experience you need in Loss Prevention to prepare you for running a successful retail business with a focus on the protection of company assets.  While many people may not be interested in the private sector, Kohl's is a great opportunity to kick-start your criminal justice career.  Past CJSA members have graduated and began working in retail assets protection; they have enjoyed the job, earned excellent benefits and in many cases commanded a higher salary than most entry level jobs including law enforcement.
WHEN: Thursday, October 11, 2012 6:30PM – 7:30PM
WHERE: Taliaferro Hall, Room 1101

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Career Center Event: USSS Information Session

Internship Opportunity - Department of Education, Office of the Inspector General

Please see below for a job description, duties, and responsibilities for an internship position with the Department of Education, Office of the Inspector General.  This internship is geared towards students with a strong interest in federal law enforcement.  All CCJS students are able to apply regardless of standing, but in order to be eligible to receive academic credit for the internship, CCJS students must have at least 56 credits completed and have a minimum 2.5 GPA at the beginning of the internship.  Please submit a resume and unofficial transcript electronically to David Tana at by 4:00PM on October 26, 2012 to be considered for the position.

Job Description
As an Investigative Student Trainee (Intern) in the Department of Education Office of Inspector General, the incumbent will learn about the tasks related to gathering, acquiring, and developing resource materials and other information in support of law enforcement activities to achieve the mission of the organization.
Duties & Responsibilities
  • Assist assigned staff to compile reports on research conducted and updating administrative records
  • Use software applications such as spreadsheets, database inquiries, word processing and desktop publishing.
  • Develop profiles, criminal history and current location of subjects using state and federal records along with commercial databases.
  • Prepare written and statistical reports for use in investigations.
  • Assist Special Agents with case work, to include assisting with interviews and document reviews. 
  • Learn about the day to day operations of a federal law enforcement office and federal government employment.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Important CCJS Announcement - Limited Advising Hours

CCJS Advising Limited Advising Hours Oct 3-Oct 5 

CCJS Advising will have limited advising hours beginning Wednesday, October 3, 2012 – Friday, October 5, 2012.  All CCJS Advisors will be out of the office for a conference.  Peer advising will be available Oct 3 – Oct 5 from 12:00PM – 4:00PM.  Peer advisors will be available to answer general major questions.  Please note during this time audits will not be completed.  Additionally, e-mail will be answered on a limited basis.  Advisors will return to the CCJS Advising office Monday, October 8, 2012. 

Job Opportunity: PGCPD

Police Officers, Career Center ID: 57811
Prince George's County Police Department      
POSITION TYPE: Entry Level (Full-Time)
LOCATION: Prince George's County, Maryland               
The Prince George's County Police Department is currently seeking recruit candidates to be considered for the position of Police Officer. The Police Department is seeking men and women that exhibit characteristics of good character, etc.

Internship Opportunity: DC Pretrial Services

Spring Semester Internship, Career Center ID: 64459
DC Pretrial Services Agency     
POSITION TYPE: Internship (Fall or Spring Part-Time)
LOCATION: Washington, District of Columbia 
Intern Opportunities: • Conducting pretrial interviews; • Tracking and reporting compliance with conditions of release; • Evaluating defendant eligibility for PSA Supervision Programs; • Coordinating treatment placements; • Referring defendants to appropriate social service organizations; ... etc.

C4T Opportunities for CCJS Majors

INTERNSHIP WORKSHOP SERIES: How to Find An Internship, Monday, October 08, 2012 • 04:00PM - 05:00PM
Location: University Career Center & The President's Promise (3100 Hornbake Library)
Come learn about resources and tips on how to find an internship! For additional information about this event, contact Jalisa Whitley at

Out in the Workplace: An LGBT Career Panel, Tuesday, October 09, 2012 • 05:00PM - 07:00PM
Location: 3100 Hornbake Library - University Career Center
In preparation for National Coming Out Day on October 11, hear from panelists across industries about LGBT career questions and issues. The panel will be followed be a light reception. This panel is co-sponsored by the LGBT Equity Center, the University Career Center & The President's Promise, LGBT Studies, oSTEM, Lambda Pride, and SmithOUT. RSVP here:
For additional information about this event, contact Kate Juhl at

Careers4Terps highlighted position of the week by the University Career Center and The President’s Promise!
Log in to your C4T account ( and paste the ID number in the “Search” box to learn more and to apply.

Psychological Administrative Testing Technician (copy)- ID: 67773
Law Enforcement Psychological Services         
POSITION TYPE: Off-Campus Part-Time- Paid
LOCATION: DC, District of Columbia    
Testing Technicians will administer a written psychological test to DC police and firefighter applicants once a week on Tuesdays at 8 am and occasional Saturdays. This job requires setting up interviews, scanning and grading the tests, working directly with a psychologist, doing general administrative work, and occasional paid take home work when available if desired.
QUALIFICATIONS: Must be available all Tuesdays from 7:30am to approximately 3:30pm, NEVER later than 8:00am when the testing starts. Students working on psychology or criminal justice degrees a plus. Must have own transportation to DC (location is too far from the metro). Great public speaking and communication skills. Committed to the job at least through May, 2013.